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    Has anyone come across a small workbench drum sander like this sold in UK ?

    Drum Sander

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    This can be bench mounted but maybe bigger than you want.

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/jet-10-20-plus-drum-sander

    I once made a jig to use a small oscillating bobbin sander, the workpiece was fed in on it's side. It was basically a hinged piece of plywood with a threaded rod adjustment so the gap between the drum and the plywood could be adjusted. Obviously the workpiece was then fed into the gap.

    Like this

    http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Sa...g_Station.html

    I also remember seeing someone build a machine like you mentioned using a hand held belt sander in a jig.
    Last edited by EddyCurrent; 25-11-2013 at 12:57 PM.

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    What about a small planer thicknesser?
    Clarke do a few - Planer Thicknessers

    I think you'd probably need to build your own if you want a sanding equivalent without having to import.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddyCurrent View Post
    This can be bench mounted but maybe bigger than you want.

    Jet 10-20 Plus Drum Sander - Drum Sanders - Sanders - Wood Working | Axminster.co.uk

    I once made a jig to use a small oscillating bobbin sander, the workpiece was fed in on it's side. It was basically a hinged piece of plywood with a threaded rod adjustment so the gap between the drum and the plywood could be adjusted. Obviously the workpiece was then fed into the gap.

    Like this

    STEWMAC.COM : Luthiers Friend Sanding Station

    I also remember seeing someone build a machine like you mentioned using a hand held belt sander in a jig.
    Quote Originally Posted by m_c View Post
    What about a small planer thicknesser?
    Clarke do a few - Planer Thicknessers

    I think you'd probably need to build your own if you want a sanding equivalent without having to import.
    Yeah thanks for the link but it is a bit to big for waht I need :)

    Yeas M_C i was thinking about maybe making one , they dont look to complicated tbh, I have a planer and thicknesser it works well, but I have an idea for something and I want to sand flat some small thin wood in an ali case. It was only an idea if someone had seen somthing like it on the UK for sale.

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    And I suppose hand sanding the item upside down on a flat surface is no good ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddyCurrent View Post
    And I suppose hand sanding the item upside down on a flat surface is no good ?

    I'm not that good lol ! and its more to get some hard woods down to 1.5 mm thickness evenly as well, my thicknesser can do a good job to about 4 maybe 3 mm somthing like this but in woods that are hard to find in this thinkness cherry , ebony etc and yes I have done a fair bit of with veneers but on a larger scale , small stuff deserves sthe soild stuff :)
    Last edited by Fivetide; 26-11-2013 at 11:55 AM.

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    For thin veneers I use a bandsaw to resaw a thicker piece of timber then sand flat.

    There's also these rather thicker veneers if any use

    DavidDyke.co.uk

    navigate to; catalogue - electric guitars - veneers - Sawn Veneers

    Per 900mm x 100mm (1 sq foot)
    WV1872 Indian Rosewood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 12.00
    WV1873 Indian Rosewood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 13.00
    WV1874 Ebony (1.5 - 2.0mm) 24.00
    WV1874a Ebony sanded to 0.8mm) 22.00
    WV1875 Ebony (2.0 - 3.5mm) 26.00
    WV1876 Pear (1.5 - 2.0mm) 6.00
    WV1877 Pear (2.0 - 3.5mm) 7.00
    WV1878 Mahogany (1.5 - 2.0mm) 6.00
    WV1879 Mahogany (2.0 - 3.5mm) 7.00
    WV1880 Satinwood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 15.00
    WV1881 Satinwood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 17.00
    WV1882 Tulipwood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 15.00
    WV1883 Tulipwood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 17.00
    WV1884 Flamed maple (1.5mm) 15.00
    WV1885 Flamed maple (2.5-3.5mm) 16.00

    http://www.tonetechluthiersupplies.c...aceplates.html
    Guitars & Fretted Instruments > Guitar, Mandolin & Lute Wood > Headstock Veneers :: Touchstone Tonewoods
    Last edited by EddyCurrent; 26-11-2013 at 12:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddyCurrent View Post
    For thin veneers I use a bandsaw to resaw a thicker piece of timber then sand flat.

    There's also these rather thicker veneers if any use

    DavidDyke.co.uk

    navigate to; catalogue - electric guitars - veneers - Sawn Veneers

    Per 900mm x 100mm (1 sq foot)
    WV1872 Indian Rosewood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 12.00
    WV1873 Indian Rosewood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 13.00
    WV1874 Ebony (1.5 - 2.0mm) 24.00
    WV1874a Ebony sanded to 0.8mm) 22.00
    WV1875 Ebony (2.0 - 3.5mm) 26.00
    WV1876 Pear (1.5 - 2.0mm) 6.00
    WV1877 Pear (2.0 - 3.5mm) 7.00
    WV1878 Mahogany (1.5 - 2.0mm) 6.00
    WV1879 Mahogany (2.0 - 3.5mm) 7.00
    WV1880 Satinwood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 15.00
    WV1881 Satinwood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 17.00
    WV1882 Tulipwood (1.5 - 2.0mm) 15.00
    WV1883 Tulipwood (2.0 - 3.5mm) 17.00
    WV1884 Flamed maple (1.5mm) 15.00
    WV1885 Flamed maple (2.5-3.5mm) 16.00

    Headstock Faceplates
    Guitars & Fretted Instruments > Guitar, Mandolin & Lute Wood > Headstock Veneers :: Touchstone Tonewoods
    Wow those are awesome links , just what i'm looking for , never thought of looking at sites like that thanks !! :) Sob the sander lol I'll get some of these. I dont have a band saw btw , did have one dont have room now :(

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